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Improve Policy and Oversight

Pillar 2: Improve Policy and Oversight

The objective of Pillar 2 is to implement a Body Worn Camera Program. 

 

Action Items

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2.1.1-Pursue implementation of body worn cameras within two to three years

 

Bureau Responsible

Administrative Services Bureau

 

Timeline and Status

This action item is to be completed by December 2017.

 

 

 Date Status
July 2016

Established a Body Worn Camera Working Group

Mid/late 2016 Members of the Working Group attended trainings and seminars on Body Worn Camera Forum and vendor exhibits at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference (IACP)
December 2016 Draft Implementation Plan due December 31
Ongoing Monthly working group meetings
September 2017 Will have proposed draft policy/procedures ready for legal review

 

2.1.2-Continue research of use of body cameras and track state legislation

 

Bureau Responsible

Administrative Services Bureau

 

Timeline and Status

This action item is ongoing.

 

 

 Date Status
September 2016
  • Attended Body Worn Camera Forum September 12-13 and obtained valuable information on lessons learned along with implementation plan outline. 
  • Obtained numerous contacts from law enforcement agencies across the country who have implemented Body Worn Camera programs to obtain lessons learned.
January 2017
  • Attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Expo
  • Attended the SHOT Expo (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) for product evaluation
  • Working group was divided into two categories to maximize their effectiveness-Technology and Policy
April 2017 Sent three officers to Force Science Training that focused on body worn camera technology and use of force
May 2017 Three officers went to Spokane Police Department to review their body worn camera program
July 2017 Working committee is in the process of developing policies and procedures

 

2.1.3-Engage the Citizen Police Advisory Committee (CPAC) to provide input regarding any potential body worn camera program

 

Bureau Responsible

Administrative Services Bureau

 

Timeline and Status

This action item is scheduled to be complete in May 2017.

 

 Date Status
December 2016

Brief provided to the Citizen Police Advisory Committee on the status of the Body Worn Cameras and next steps.

January 2017 Updates provided on a monthly basis to the Citizen Police Advisory Committee.

 

2.1.4-Engage the community and police labor unions directly on the use of body cameras, specifically inquiring about their concerns, regarding the use of the cameras and what, if any, situations they would not want body cameras used

 

Bureau Responsible

Administrative Services Bureau

 

Timeline and Status

This action item is ongoing through 2017.

 

 Date Status
April-June 2017

Attend community outreach meetings and meet with the Labor Unions

 

2.1.5-Request necessary funding to support implementation and sustainability of the body worn camera program

 

Bureau Responsible

Administrative Services Bureau

 

Timeline and Status

This action item is expected to be complete by December 2017.

 

 Date Status
November 2016

Received $50,000 for the implementation planning in the 2017/18 budget

2016/2017 Researched Federal Grant options
By December 2017 Recommendations will be send to the Police Chief and City Manager (pending)